New Goose Creek police chief will keep some Georgia law enforcement certification

New Goose Creek police chief will keep some Georgia law enforcement certification
Major L.J. Roscoe will keep some of her Georgia law enforcement certification. (Source: Dekalb County Sheriff's Office)

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Goose Creek’s newly-hired police chief will not lose all of her Georgia law enforcement certifications after coming to an agreement with the Georgia’s Peace Officer and Standards and Training Council.

The council agreed to allow Major L.J. Roscoe to keep her law enforcement certification in Georgia involving field training, managerial and administration. But the agreement means Roscoe must surrender her certifications as firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor and general instructor certifications, according to state documents.

The council recommended Roscoe’s certifications be revoked in 2016 after an investigation into the death of a jail recruit during a training exercise.

She appealed her certification status to the training council in Nov. 2018 after being approved as Goose Creek’s chief of police by the city council.

She is expected to start her new job in Goose Creek in late January.

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